Home Health Care Workers Are Invaluable
Home health care workers provide a wide range of medical and non-medical care and services for those with physical or mental impairment. They provide services for as little as an hour or two a day to all-day and all-night care. These services range from conscientious monitoring to skilled nursing.
Those Who Can Benefit From Home Health Care
- New Mothers and Newborns - A new mother and her child may need short-term home health care when first released from the hospital. This service is for a new mother who may need education, physical support and clinical assessment of the wellbeing of her newborn.
- Post Surgical Patients - Anyone recovering from an accident or surgery may need daily help with wound care. Services for these patients include cleaning and medicating the wound, changing the bandage or dressing of the wound, and monitoring the wound for potential problems.
- Chronic Disease Patients - Anyone with a chronic disease such as cancer, dementia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, COPD, arthritis, stroke and other chronic diseases can benefit from home health care. This care is for those who need careful monitoring but do not want to enter a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. Services for these patients include checking their temperature, blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate and coordinating with their physician to monitor any changes in their condition.
- Chronic Pain Sufferers - Anyone who is experiencing persistent or intermittent pain that lasts for more than six months can benefit from home health care services. Services for these patients include monitoring and administration of oral and intravenous pain medications, massage therapy and other individualized pain relief.
- Patients on Special Medical Equipment - Anyone who is on special medical equipment such as a dialysis monitor, intravenous nutrition and medications, oxygen concentrators, and other breathing therapies can benefit from home health care. Services range from simple monitoring to complex medical procedures.
- Mentally Ill Patients - Anyone with severe mental impairment may need daily home health care and support to be able to remain in their home and not confined to an institution. Services range from nutrition and medication monitoring to safety supervision.
- Elderly Patients - Anyone who is elderly and may have health issues that are not serious enough to warrant hospitalization can benefit from home health care. Services for these patients include monitoring medications, giving injections, supervising daily exercise and physical therapy, as well as providing mental health care.
- Hospice and Palliative Care Patients - Anyone who has been diagnosed with an incurable or terminal illness, who has less than six months to live, can benefit from home health care services. Services for these patients provide whatever care and support is necessary to keep the patient in their home and emotionally prepared to cope with their situation.
Home health care workers (such as those from All Stat Home Health) provide an invaluable service for the disabled, the chronically-ill and the terminally-ill who need medical, nursing and social care to manage the essential activities of daily living. There is no greater help that one human being can do for another than providing for their health care.
15 October 2015